Antique Japanese brass tsuba decorated with praying hawk and monkeys. Tsuba is signed "Nara Shigeyoshi/Shigemasa". Base of tsuba is made of brass and it is decorated with gold, silver, shakudo and copper inlay.
Condition: very good condition with some dark spots on reverse side.
Size: 71 mm x 61 mm x 4,5 mm
To the best of our knowledge we have tried to verify the signature, the signature of the tsuba is not guaranteed as there are no NBTHK or NTHK origami (certification paper) to go with the tsuba.
To be reasonably certain as to the maker of a specific item, it is necessary to submit the tsuba for shinsa (judging) by one of the major Japanese sword study associations (NBTHK or NTHK). These organizations will judge the item and issue appropriate papers (origami) attesting to the authenticity and/or historical importance.
- Edo Period (1600-1868)
- Region/ Country of origin
- Artist/ Maker
- Nara Shigeyoshi/Shigemasa
- Title of artwork
- Hawk and Monkey
- Very good condition, see description
- 71×61×4 mm